Contemporary Romance

B+
The Bride Test

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions - like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better, that his autism means he just processes emotions differ ...

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Hot Cop

Hot Cop is a book about a hot cop. There is no deception here. It’s also about a hot librarian, and the hot sex she has with the hot cop. It is a thoroughly enjoyable novel that touches the line between really explicit contemporary and erotic romance. Officer Chase Kelly is the titular hot cop, ...

B+
Sold Short

Ainslie Paton takes the tried and true friends-to-lovers trope and adds her own unique twists in Sold Short, a story of college friends and business partners Dev and Sarina, whose future plans find them at a crossroads. Sarina wants to have a baby. She’s tired of waiting for the right man to co ...

C+
One Warm Winter

Let’s face it: bodyguard romances can swing toward creepiness if you write them the wrong way.  While the protectiveness between asset and protector can be swoonworthy, some authors can take the I-know-everything-about-you-and-my-job-is-to-stare-at-you-all-day part of the deal and make them creep ...

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Motion

Motion is part one of Penny Reid’s new series Laws of Physics and it is classic Penny Reid - smart, funny, and romantic with a little bit of mystery thrown in. Mona Da Vinci is a nineteen-year-old physics genius enjoying her structured life - meditation, yoga, journaling, dental checkups -  all w ...

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Hook Shot

Hook Shot, the last novel in the Hoops series, stars Kenan Ross and Lotus DuPree, secondary characters (and scene stealers) introduced in Long Shot.  Kenan is a veteran basketball player traded to August West’s losing NBA franchise team to help them win a championship.  Intensely private and kee ...

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The Austen Playbook

The Austen Playbook, the fourth in Lucy Parker’s London Celebrities series, is one of the most eagerly anticipated new releases of 2019 - and I’m here to tell you your patience will most definitely be rewarded when it comes out.  It’s got all Ms. Parker’s trademarks; the two principals are ...

B+
The Takeover Effect

The Takeover Effect is a big, fat, luscious chocolate truffle of a book.  It’s funny, it’s sexy, it’s heartbreaking, it’s romantic; it luxuriates in the playgrounds of the rich while giving us down-to-earth people to root for, and it’s grounded strongly in a central family that provides a ...

C
Down & DIrty

I started Rhenna Morgan's Men of Haven series late in the game, with book five, Stand and Deliver. I really liked it, and picked up a few of the previous titles as well as the next in the series, Down & Dirty. Each book is designed to be read as a standalone but there are glimpses of secondary c ...

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Cuff Me

Cuff Me is the third story in Lauren Layne’s New York’s Finest series, centered around a family of police officers. There are four brothers and one sister, two of whom (Luc and Anthony) featured in the first two stories in the series (Frisk Me and Steal Me) both of which I quite enjoyed, so I wa ...